Derek Thomson

derek thomson


Derek Thomson Consulting Limited


Leadership Development Consultant, Facilitator and Executive Coach

Specialist areas/services:

Derek specialises in designing and delivering developmental interventions, ranging from individual 1:1 coaching, mentoring and personal skills training through to large-group facilitation, leadership assessment and development centres, and organisation-wide culture change programmes.
Derek’s coaching practice is principally strengths-based and client-centred with a strong emphasis on experiential learning and action-orientated self-discovery, however clients frequently engage Derek to mentor leaders transitioning into senior positions. Derek has also built a reputation, founded upon the credibility which stems from his own background, for coaching leaders who are initially reticent or uncertain as to the merits of coaching and mentoring.

Coaching Training

Chartered Fellow, CIPD
Diploma in Coaching and Mentoring, ILM
Professional Certificate in Coaching, University of Strathclyde
Licensed in various assessment tools including MBTI (to Step II)
Certified as a Facilitator for “The Corporate Athlete”


Derek has over 20 years experience (gained across the private, public and voluntary sectors in operational, executive and board-level positions) in leading and developing people.
Derek was a Customer Service Director and member of Standard Life’s Global Executive Leadership Team. He also served for five years as a Director of Edinburgh Leisure, including two
years as chairman.


Derek’s business experience includes senior line management positions in areas ranging from HR to Procurement and IT Business Change to Operations. He has been coaching and mentoring for 15 years.

Industry Experience

Current clients include multi sector global corporates, SMEs and private individuals across the UK
and Europe. Industries covered include Finance, FMCG, Retail, Pharmaceutical, Logistics & Oil.
Derek also works within the public and voluntary sectors.


Concepts of Coaching (2004), Notes for Coaches- CPD (2007), Notes for Coaches – Mentoring (2007), GROW Concepts of Coaching DVD (2008)

Contact Information

Mobile: 0771 2486508

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